Articles, Opportunities, and More for Startup Founders

Founder Coach Series

We prepared this series of articles to help early-stage founders.

Am I Ready?

Read This Before Starting a Business here

Passion to Solve a Problem here

Understanding Founder Economics here

Founder is a 24/7/365 Job here

Belief in Yourself here

Surviving the No’s here


Evaluating Your Idea

Evaluating Business Ideas here
Founder Market Fit here
Defining Market Size here
Solving the Right Problem here
Find Your Niche here

Getting Started

How to Get Started here
Business Opening Checklist here
Financial Reporting Basics here
Your First Contracts here
Getting People in the Boat here

Idea to Live

From Idea to Live here
Customer Discovery here
Writing a Business Plan here
Your First Customers here
Pitch Deck Advice here
Funding the Launch here

Product Market Fit

Finding Product Market Fit here
Defining Product Market Fit here
Revenue and Product Market Fit here
Iterating to Success here

Scaling Your Business

Scaling Your Business here
Tracking Acquisition Costs here
Calculating Revenue Per Customer here
Evaluating Unit Profitability here
Growth Through Paid Acquisition here

Pitch Competitions and Grants

A16Z Talent x Opportunity

$100K investment.  Open to diverse founders.  Rolling applications here.

Startup Showdown

$120,000 investment to winner. Open to all startups. Rolling application dates here.

Techstars NYC Accelerator

$120,000 investments.  Black, Hispanic and Latino, Indigenous American and Pacific Islander entrepreneurs building startups that aspire to make us healthier, happier, smarter and wealthier.  Apply by July 5th here.

The Amber Grant

 $10,000 grants.  Open to female founders.  Apply by month end here.

Atlanta First Pitch Fridays

Pitch practice for women founders in Atlanta.  In partnership with Venture Atlanta conference.  Rolling applications here.

SoGal Black Women Grants

$10K and $5K grants to Black women founders in all industries.  Rolling applications here.

The Nailwal Fellowship

$50K investment for web3 founders.  Run by Polygon Co-Founder.  Open to individuals only, not teams.  Apply by June 30th here.

Venture Atlanta

Largest tech event in the Southeast.  Opportunities to early-stage and scaling companies to participate.  Apply by July 28th here.

Visa Everywhere

Cash prizes up to $50,000.  Open to FinTech and Blockchain startups.  Apply by June 26th here.

Pitch HearstLabU

$100,000 investment to winner.  Open to women founders who have graduated from college in last three years.  Apply by June 17th here.

Denarii Labs Tokenomics Accelerator

$100,000 investment to participants.  Open to web3 founders.  Apply by July 31st here.

Blockchain/Web3 Grants

Check out a listing of 40+ grant programs for founders building in web3 here.


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